An Idiot Abroad (2010–2012)
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For Karl's trip to Egypt, Ricky and Stephen believe it's time for him to experience budget travel by flying economy and staying in the seediest of hotels, about which Karl is not too happy.... See full summary »
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Episode credited cast:
Karl Pilkington ... Himself - Presenter
Ricky Gervais ... Himself - Executive Producer
Stephen Merchant ... Himself - Executive Producer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Gee Andrew Gee ... Himself
Seija Nurmi Seija Nurmi ... Herself
Ramy Romany ... Himself
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For Karl's trip to Egypt, Ricky and Stephen believe it's time for him to experience budget travel by flying economy and staying in the seediest of hotels, about which Karl is not too happy. Karl's first experiences wandering the streets of Cairo makes him wonder how anyone gets anything done, as he is bombarded by street hawkers at every turn. Unlike his other travels, Karl ends up traveling almost immediately via camel-back to see the main site, the Great Pyramids, due to their close proximity, which ends up being underwhelming if only because of the weather. As he waits for the weather to clear to make another attempt to see the Pyramids, Karl is provided a guide, Achmed, who gives him a lesson in bartering, and takes him to the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, in which Karl has no interest. So Karl ditches his guide to find some comfort food, which ends up also being an experience to which he is unaccustomed. Stephen and Ricky then send him on a Nile cruise, which does not lift his ... Written by Huggo

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

22 October 2010 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cairo, Egypt See more »

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Mentorn Media, Sky See more »
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Despite this being the fifth episode, it was actually Karl's first journey of the series. See more »

Quotes

Karl Pilkington: [looking at pyramid] It's like a game of Jenga that's got out of hand.
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Featured in An Idiot Abroad: Karl Comes Home (2010) See more »

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